Ferguson Marine Hull 801 Acceptance Group minutes: 12 September 2023

Minutes of the Ferguson Marine Hull 801 Acceptance Group meeting held on 12 September 2023.

Attendees and apologies

[REDACTED] - Scottish Government (chair)

David Tydeman – CEO FMPG


[REDACTED] – Transport Scotland


Items and actions

1. Actions from previous meeting

Action log reviewed and updated version to be circulated

Action SCAD

2. Hot topics

FMPG – Close to completion on all engineering - some electrical and cryo- pipework outstanding with contractors

MCA approval for upper decks received

Below Bulkhead trunks – MCA unable to confirm whether 1261 required Build schedule and cost of risk therefore unknown

Will have minimal impact on 802

Discussed outline timeline for handover, with some risks in both 801 and 802.

[REDACTED] FMPG will continue to look to award these with efficiencies.

CMAL – requirement for weekly OOR meeting with outstanding issues to be escalated to weekly acceptance meeting – Action FMPG

CalMac - FMEA paper submitted, positive conclusion on dual vessel and bunkering calculations.

Crew recruitment can be paused until outcome of other vessel crew utilisation and consideration of internal recruitment considered. Action CalMac

Transport Scotland – Meeting with CalMac to discuss timetable and crewing, and outputs from this will come to this workgroup. Action TS

3. AOB

SCAD suggested joint comms planning in advance of news on further delays and to include island input towards operationalisation – Action all and to be taken forward next week.

Meeting closed.

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